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Sport Lewis Hamilton: F1 trying to slow down Mercedes with rule change

04:50  14 august  2020
04:50  14 august  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

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F 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton accuses officials of trying to ‘ slow down ’ Mercedes . “It’s not a surprise, they’re always trying to slow us down ,” Hamilton said. “But it doesn’t really change a huge Fellow Merc driver Valtteri Bottas said it remained to be seen how the changes would impact other teams too.

Lewis Hamilton has dismissed plans by Formula One to ban the use of engine qualifying modes as an attempt to slow down his Mercedes team. “It’s not a surprise, they are always trying to slow us down ,” he said. However, he remained confident that even if the rules are changed Mercedes would

a close up of a person wearing a hat: World champion Lewis Hamilton © Getty Images World champion Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton claims Formula One is trying to slow down Mercedes amid plans to ban the use of high-power modes in qualifying, though the world champion is not concerned.

A ban on powerful engine settings used specifically for qualifying has been flagged, with the FIA warning teams it intends to clamp down on the mode from the next round of the championship – the Belgian Grand Prix.

As Hamilton, who has won three races this season to be 30 points clear in the drivers' championship, prepares for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, the defending champion addressed the change.

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‘Party mode’ or ‘qualifying mode’ – whatever you may call it – a possible ban on powerful engine settings used specifically for qualifying has got F 1 drivers talking, and Lewis Hamilton said it’s “not a surprise” that an advantage Mercedes and their customer teams have could potentially be quashed.

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"It's not a surprise, they are always trying to slow us down," Hamilton said. "But it doesn't really change a huge amount for us, so it's not a problem.

"At the end of the day the guys at our team have done such a great job with the engine.

"This is obviously to slow us down but I don't think they will get the result that they want. But that's totally fine if they do."

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FIA secretary general Peter Bayer wants engines to run in a single mode throughout the race, removing the adjustability of power between practice and qualifying.

Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas added: "We are not panicking about it. The first thing that came to my mind was that in races every team has different modes how much they want to risk [the engine].

"If there was the same engine mode for everyone there could be less overtaking because everyone is just running same modes rather than playing with them and sometimes using more or less power."

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